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July 14 – 19

€ 640,00

Polytropon Art organizes a five (5) days Ancient Greek Ceramics Course from July 14 to 19. The course is open to anyone wishing a hands-on experience.

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July 14 – 19 course on Ancient Greek ceramics

Polytropon Art organizes a five (5) days Ancient Greek Ceramics Course from July 14 to July 19. The course is open to anyone.

At Polytropon Art, students come into direct contact with clay, learn how to prepare raw materials, how to work a pottery wheel and fashion their own objects.

Students also learn how to illustrate their ceramics and finally experience the firing of a kiln.
This hands-on experience allows participants to better understand and assess both the technique and the artform.


Download the full program, calendar dates & the terms and conditions in pdf


The course program

1st day (Friday)

15:00 – 16:00 Registration at the workshop

17:30 Welcome reception

18:00 – 20:00 Start of the workshop

Presentation of theory, techniques, materials, and color preparation.

2nd day (Saturday)

09:00 First contact with clay. How the wheel works

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Practice, construction of items of clay on the wheel or moldered clay

14:00 Free for lunch

17:00 – 19:30 Preparation for painting (turning, placing handles)

3rd day (Sunday)

Today we leave our ceramics to dry.

09:00 – 16:00 Excursion to the mountain of Parnassus.

Our mini bus will depart at 09:00 and we will arrive at our starting point for the 30 minute walk to Korykeion Andron cave at 10:00.

For people not willing to walk, the mini bus will continue to the rest area of Paliopanagia.

• visit of the cave Korykeion Andron (a walk of 30 minutes)

• lunch at the rest area of Paliopanagia

• visit of the observatory & return to Delphi

4th day (Monday)

09:00 – 10:30 Polishing the surface of the pottery, applying yellow ocher wash, polishing again.

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 – 13:00 Pottery painting

13:00 – 16:30 Free for Lunch

16:30 – 20:30 Excursion to the sea side (swimming & aperitif)

20:30 Return to Delphi, free for dinner

23:00 – 00:00 Filling the kiln, recitation of the “Kiln” ancient greek poem start firing the kiln (oxidizing conditions).

5th day (Tuesday)

09:00 – 11:00 Visit of the Archaeological site of Delphi

11:30 – 12: 30 Firing under reducing conditions, re oxidization, stopping of the kiln and lettting it cool.

12:30 – 13: 00 aperitif at the yard of Polytropon Art workshop

13:30 Free for lunch

6th day (Wednesday)

09:00 – 11:00 Visit of the Archaeological Museum of Delphi

11:30 – 12: 30 Removing the finished pottery from the kiln polishing and packing the pottery

12:30 “Goodbye” aperitif at the yard of the workshop


Download the full program, calendar dates & the terms and conditions in pdf


Travel and Practical info

location: Delphi, Greece

art camp: Polytropon Art workshop

Athanasiou Diakou str. 54

33054, Delphi, Greece

tel.: +30 698 610 8710

Dates: 14 - 19 July 2017

Tutor: Aristotelis Zissimos


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what's included in the course fee?

administration charges and tuition fee.

all course materials.

transport for the scheduled excursions.

guided visit by a professional licensed guide of the Archaeological site & Museum of Delphi.

coffee, tea and cookies at the workshop.


not included: your travel to Delphi, accommodation for your stay (hotel & food) and any insurance.